Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving, and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends, and occasional heartache - but never misery.
Bonkers is full of riotous adventures: accidentally enrolling on a teacher training course with a young Dawn French, bluffing her way to each BBC series, shooting Lulu, trading wild faxes with Joanna Lumley, touring India with Ruby Wax and Goldie Hawn. There's cancer, too, when she becomes 'Brave Jen'. But her biggest battle is with the bane of her life: the Laws of Procrastination. As she admits, "There has never been a Plan. Everything has been fairly random, happened by accident or just fallen into place. I'm off now, to do some sweeping..." Prepare to chuckle, whoop, and go bonkers.
©2013 Jennifer Saunders (P)2013 Penguin Books Limited
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"Ab Fab what else!!"
Love love loved this story! What a funny woman! Going to give it a week and listen again I'm sure there's bits I've missed!
A great autobiography read by the author herself who imbues the entire reading with fun and laughter. Brilliant!
Beautifully read and a lovely feel good audiobook. Would recommend to anyone with ears and a sense of humour
Didn't think I'd enjoy this book but was pleasantly surprised. I hadn't realised she had suffered from breast cancer and having the same treatment myself recently she actually made me laugh about it,
Such a great listen and narrated beautifully by lovely Jennifer. I highly recommend this audiobook.
"The best book in the world"
Was a joy from start to end and could not stop. A wonderful way to past time and a great book. A joy to get to know her more so Sad and happy parts and very well put together. You will not be disappointed and if there is only one audio book you have this is the one you should. Buy it know trust me.
"I wasn't expecting that!"
This turned out to be really well written and read. It felt like listening to a friend tell you about their day. No airs and graces. I loved the growing up bits. The time with Dawn stuff. But especially the family stuff. It was honest a bit normal in a good way, and definitely a true reflection. I read it because I'd loved the Dawn French book but honestly thought it might be a slightly paler shadow of that. But guess what, it so wasn't. A totally different perspective on their relationship plus loads more. I truly didn't know Jen had done so much, and very glad she wrote it down.
This was such a great listen! hilarious and sometimes sad but so inspiring and bursting with optimism. I really enjoyed it.
"Love it !!!!!!"
Amazing book really ab fab !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Really great book, especially as Jennifer narrates it herself, which adds an extra depth to the stories. You can almost see her in the scenarios she brings to life with wonderful details. well worth a buy!
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